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March For Science. Why? Because A General Election Gives UK Scientists A Real Chance To Make Their Voices Heard

This Saturday millions of people around the world will come together to be part of the March for Science. Devised in the US in response to the new President’s policies towards climate change and cuts to science funding, the movement quickly spread to over 500 cities around the world. Here in the UK There will be five marches around the ...

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Let Down And Left Behind: How The Government And NHS Is Failing Deaf Children

Last month saw Dawn Butler MP ask a question in sign language in Parliament. To see an MP using sign language in our Parliament was a powerful symbol to deaf people across the country. But while it is important to celebrate this milestone, Dawn’s question also put into sharp relief how little many lawmakers have to say about many of ...

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The Key To Defeating Muslim Extremism: Love For All, Hatred For None

Defeating an ideology, especially one of hatred and barbarism, requires an opposing creed, an organised alternative system of thought. It is not simply bombs or bullets that can truly rid so-called ‘Islamic’ extremism from the world. Even diplomacy can only succeed to a limited degree if the seeds of animosity still remain in the hearts of the extremists. Rather what ...

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte laments 'serious loss' of John Terry ahead of captain's departure

Antonio Conte says that John Terry will be a “serious loss” to Chelsea when the centre-half finally leaves the club at the end of the season, as much for what he can contribute off the pitch to the club’s future, as what he has done on the pitch in the past. The 36-year-old’s pending departure was announced on Monday, with ...

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Brexit: EU demands Britain pay divorce bill in euros not pounds

Britain must settle its Brexit divorce bill in euros rather than pounds, the European Union has said. Leaked documents suggest the EU has toughened its stance in recent weeks, diminishing Britain’s hopes of striking a trade agreement before leaving the bloc. “An orderly withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union requires settling the financial obligations undertaken before the withdrawal ...

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14,923 nukes: All the nations armed with nuclear weapons and how many they have

When it comes to the threat of nuclear war, 2017 is shaping up to be a watershed moment. Relations between the US and Russia — the two foremost nuclear superpowers — has reached a “low point” because of the US’s accusations that Russia meddled in the US election and is involved with the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Meanwhile, ...

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Cost of Brexit: The impact on business and the economy so far

Brexit negotiations have yet to begin but already the prospect of the UK splitting from the rest of the European Union has roiled the world of business, sending shockwaves through a slew of sectors. Thousands of jobs look set to move and while it’s impossible to attach a price tag to Brexit, industry bodies, consultants, economists and accountant have already ...

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Review: Rick and Morty VR game 'Virtual Rick-ality' is stupidly fun and careful not to feel like a cash-in

“I sold our likenesses to some video game publisher for a lot of money, Morty,” Rick jokingly explains in the trailer for the Adult Swim show‘s first virtual reality game, but fortunately it isn’t a remotely cynical venture. First off, all the voices and plot points and dialogue are legit, and you can tell great care has been taken to ...

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Now Bose is accused of listening to its headphone users, we're being spied upon wherever we go

Ever feel that you’re not alone? Once upon a time, listening to music was a great way to chill out, but modern technology seems to have hijacked that simple pleasure in order to make money and spy on us. A lawsuit filed in Chicago claims that Bose, makers of high-quality wireless headphones that can be paired with mobile phones or computers using an ...

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Arctic Monkeys, 10 years on: How 'Favourite Worst Nightmare' defeated second album syndrome

In many ways, the release of an artist’s second album is the defining moment of their career, with anything too similar or inferior seeing them disregarded as just another one record wonder. Should an artist ride that wave to successfully deliver something that matches its predecessor’s quality, however, and you’re pretty much guaranteed an entry into the hall of fame. The past ...

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